Andrew J. WhitakerThe Post and Courier
Khadejeh NikouyehNews & Record
Lauren PetraccaThe Post and Courier
This category was really strong, some images were miscategorized and should have been in feature single. Some multiple entries we wished had been submitted as singles instead of multiple entries. The first image has incredible framing; what a great find by the photographer. Second photo, we loved the moment, emotion and can imagine the effort it took to find such a great subject. Third, the caption really sold us. The framing/crop could have been better, but the caption took it home.
Judges: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images, Meg Oliphant/Freelance